Deconstructed African Grapefruit

Similar to a minneola orange, the pith is thick, not bitter, and spongy textured. The fruit is sweet and luscious. Except for the nubs at both ends, it’s totally edible and enjoyable. Think of all the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that benefit your entire body with this one total fruit.

Serve as an alternate platter for family, friends and guests, so they have a choice of a raw appetizer. Otherwise set it on the counter for family to nibble on each time they pass the kitchen.

Imported from South Africa.

Serves 1-8


This delectable STAR RUBY GRAPEFRUIT from South Africa KARSTEN brand is suited for a deconstruction. It is all edible and enjoyable.

1- Wash fruit. Cut in half from end to end, then into quarters, then eighths.

2- Place each eighth on side on cutting board. Cut off about 1/8-1/4 inch across the fleshy part from end to end to remove membrane and the few seeds. Leave the rest of the membrane intact.

3- Remove the pith (thick white part) by running a sharp, broad, sturdy knife between pink fleshy part and pith, removing as much pith as possible and all in one piece like little boats.

4- Cut the fleshy pink part into bite-size or 3 per segment.

5- Now take the eight peel segments, lay on board shiny yellow side DOWN. Using the same knife whittle away at the remaining pith (again between peel and remaining pith), which will come off in pieces. Save that too.

6- Arrange pieces separately on serving board. And that’s it.

7- Don’t forget the napkins!








Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer, chef

Chef Davies-Tight™. The Animal-Free Chef™. ANIMAL-FREE SOUS-CHEF™. FAT-FREE CHEF™. Word Warrior Davies-Tight™. HAPPY WHITE HORSE™. SHARON ON THE NEWS™. BIRTH OF A SEED™. Till now and forever © Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, Artist, Author, Animal-Free Chef, Activist. ARCHITECT of 5 PRINCIPLES TO A BETTER LIFE™ & MAINSTREAM ANIMAL-FREE CUISINE™.

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